Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

New “Evangelion” Video Suddenly Releases Online

On Dec. 19, an Evangelion-themed piece by Studio Khara titled Until You Come to Me was released under Japan Anima(tor) Expo, a series of anime shorts produced by Hideaki Anno.

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Action & Sci-Fi Edition

We bring you a look at the new anime that will premiere beginning in January and their trailers. Our second installment rounds up 10 series in the battle action and sci-fi genres.

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2014 has been a year of many hot anime, but it’s almost over. To all you anime fans wondering what kind of anime are in store for next year, here’s an introduction to the new anime beginning in January along with their trailers. In this first part, we’ll look at 10 slice of life, comedy, and school life series!

“I’m the Happiest Person in the World!” Says a Moved Minori Chihara at 10th Anniversary Birthday Concert at Nippon Budokan

Minori Chihara is well known as a voice actress appearing in many popular anime, including roles as Nagato Yuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Naze Mizuki from Beyond the Boundary, and more. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut, Minorin, as she is affectionately called by her fans, performed “Minori Chihara 10th Anniversary Live - Sanctuary - Supported by Joysound” on Nov. 18 at the Nippon Budokan, the “holy land” for Japanese music artists.

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

On November 28, the Attack on Titan Exhibit opened in Ueno, Tokyo.

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

Jim Lee gives a talk and live drawing demonstration in Akihabara!

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

It has been confirmed that a compilation of the popular TV anime adaptation of Knights of Sidonia will release in theaters. The release date is March 6, 2015.

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

It has been confirmed that the second season of the TV anime Attack on Titan is in the works for 2016.

A High School Girl Climbs a Hill! High Quality Short Anime Releases!

The short anime Hill Climb Girl was released on Nov. 14 on the short video distribution site, Nihon Animator Mihonichi.

“Titan Montage” Released on *Attack on Titan* Exhibit Special Site!

In anticipation of the opening of the Attack on Titan Exhibit at the Ueno Royal Museum on Friday, Nov. 28, the popular manga has released a “Titan Montage” on the Attack on Titan Exhibit special site that allows visitors to choose faces and generate a Titan-style portrait.

Cute & Elegant! From Collaboration Series Between Fashion Doll Brand Pullip × *Sailor Moon* Comes Princess Serenity!

The collaboration series between fashion doll brand Pullip and Sailor Moon continues to expand, and many TOM fans have likely been looking forward to the introduction of the next Sailor Soldier.

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Oct. 26, 2014 14:254

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 3: Plot

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 3: Plot

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we will show you each process involved in making manga.

Oct. 26, 2014 13:006

Experience the Attack on Titan Movie Throughout Your Whole Body - 4DX Edition of Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow to Release

Experience the *Attack on Titan* Movie Throughout Your Whole Body - 4DX Edition of *Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow* to Release

Animated movie adaptations of Attack on Titan, which created a sensation in 2013 and this year, are on the way. Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow will release on Nov. 22, and Part 2: Wings of Freedom will release sometime in 2015.

Oct. 26, 2014 07:0025

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [2/2]

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [2/2]

Following our first installment, we will speak next with Mr. Ogino, the owner of the world’s first knee socks specialty store, aptly called Zettai Ryoiki, that opened in Akihabara. Many of you may already be familiar with it, as it became a big topic in the media at the time of its opening. Kneesocks Project

Oct. 25, 2014 23:00111

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Oct. 25, 2014 13:002

76 Years Old! Animator Keiichiro Kimura Starts New Project on Kickstarter

76 Years Old! Animator Keiichiro Kimura Starts New Project on Kickstarter

On Oct. 21, 76-year-old animator Keiichiro Kimura began a new project using the American crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

Oct. 25, 2014 07:00104

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [1/2]

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [1/2]

Elastic hugging the skin. And the plumpness of the thigh that gently overflows. It’s called zettai ryoiki or “absolute zone,” and men’s fascination with it is unceasing. Zettai ryoiki created by knee-high socks are a common staple in anime, and it is already becoming a standard for moe icons as well.

Oct. 25, 2014 03:000

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The First!

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The First!

Hey there, nice to meet you! I’m K, responsible for animations here at KADOKAWA. These production reports will bring you the latest scoop on all the behind-the-scenes action and battles being fought at the frontlines of production, as well as exclusive, first-hand information.

Oct. 24, 2014 23:004

“Moonlight Densetsu” & Revolving Moon Set Hearts Afire! Sailor Moon Star-Shaped Music Boxes to Re-Release

“Moonlight Densetsu” & Revolving Moon Set Hearts Afire! *Sailor Moon* Star-Shaped Music Boxes to Re-Release

Introducing star-shaped music boxes from the “Moonlight Memory Series.”

Oct. 24, 2014 14:281

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with Manga Translation Battle Winners (Part 4)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with Manga Translation Battle Winners (Part 4)

Nowadays, Japanese manga have a wide audience even outside of Japan. However, surprisingly little is known about the translators who are responsible for supporting the spread of manga. The Manga Translation Battle is the first official translation contest to bring these people into the spotlight.

Oct. 24, 2014 13:0020

<STOP! Bootlegs “MAG Project”> Special Collaborative Illustration with Detective Conan, One Piece and More Called “Join Us, Friends” Begins on Oct. 16!

<STOP! Bootlegs “MAG Project”> Special Collaborative Illustration with *Detective Conan*, *One Piece* and More Called “Join Us, Friends” Begins on Oct. 16!

This is Part 2 of a "public awareness" project by “STOP! Bootlegs MAG Project,” which grapples with creating even better quality work and protecting Japanese manga and anime throughout the world.

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